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Comparison of Self-reported and Measured Height, Weight and BMI in Turkish University Students

Sercan Acar ; Department of Anthropology, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
Ayşegül Özdemir ; Department of Anthropology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Cansev Meşe Yavuz ; Department of Anthropology, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
Seçil Sağır ; Department of Anthropology, Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Turkey
Mehmet Sağır
Başak Koca Özer

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str. 21-28

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Accuracy and validity of self-reported height and weight, and body image satisfaction have not been yet evaluated particularly in young adult population in Turkey. The aim of the study was to establish the differences between self-reported and measured height and weight, and body mass index (BMI). The study was conducted on 617 university students (304 males and 313 females) aged 17–30 years from Ankara and Sivas, Turkey. Height and weight were measured and obtained by a questionnaire. From both measured and self-reported values for accuracy absolute differences were calculated. BMI was calculated from both self-reported and me

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self-report, height, weight, body mass index, Turkish university students

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